Interpreting Dialogues 口译对话

Index of Mandarin-English Interpreting Dialogues

Title Topic Difficulty
#1 Bank Robbery Legal/Police Medium
#2 Parent-Teacher Meeting Education Medium
#3 Food Poisoning Medical Medium
#4 Copyright Dispute Legal Medium
#5 Pregnancy Anxiety Medical Medium
#6 Hotel Reservation Tourism/Business Medium
#7 Personal Injury Claim Legal/Employment High
#8 Mortgage Application Banking/Finance High
#9 Concert Tour Business/Tourism High
#10 Medical Supplies Controversy Medical/Business High
#11 Stiff Neck Medical Low
#12 Becoming an Australian Citizen Immigration High
#13 Behavioural Problems Education Medium
#14 Recruitment Agency Employment/Business Medium
#15 Sexual Harassment Complaint Legal/Employment Medium
#16 Street Prostitution Legal/Police High
#17 Delinquent Juvenile Legal/Police Medium
#18 Drug Possession Legal/Police High
#19 Suspicious Fire Legal/Police Medium
#20 Looking for an Apartment Housing Medium
#21 Selling a House Housing Medium
#22 Domestic Violence Support Legal Medium
#23 Common Assault Legal/Police Medium
#24 Murder Investigation Legal/Police High
#25 Group Tour Booking Tourism Medium
#26 Carer Payment Social Welfare Medium
#27 Age Pension Application Social Welfare Medium
#28 Burglary Tip-off Legal/Police Medium
#29 Catering Booking Business Medium
#30 Neighbourhood Dispute Legal Medium
#31 Investment Enquiry Finance Medium
#32 Constipation Troubles Medical Medium
#33 Setting Up a Bank Account Finance/Banking Low
#34 Onshore Protection Visa Immigration High
#35 Child Vaccination Medical High
#36 Marketing Strategy Business Medium
#37 Company Profile Business Medium
#38 Utilities Bill Dispute Housing Low

Note: As for 9 July 2014, there are Chinese translations available for all dialogue transcripts.

Index of Interpreting Topics

Topic Number Of Dialogues
Legal 13
Police 8
Business 7
Medical 6
Employment 3
Tourism 3
Finance 3
Housing 3
Education 2
Social Welfare 2
Banking 2
Immigration 2

Topics to be developed in the future: Banking, Finance, Immigration, Social Welfare and Housing.

27 Comments to "Interpreting Dialogues 口译对话"

  1. An's Gravatar An
    15/08/2012 - 11:59 am | Permalink

    hi there. can you make a dialogue on ordering food in a restaurant? thank you very much

  2. Viki's Gravatar Viki
    06/08/2013 - 10:51 am | Permalink

    Hey Carl, your blog is awesome!
    I just started to ‘STUDY’ your blog. How amazing it is you shared so much information in English study and what you have learnt in interpreting with us.Feel ashamed to be so late to hit your blog after knowing you for more than one year lol.
    Much appreciate & Keep up good work 😀

  3. Suye's Gravatar Suye
    08/03/2014 - 11:49 am | Permalink

    Thank you very much for this website. I am sure it will help me heaps because I am ganna sit NAATI text for level 3 Cantonese. Learnt this website from a freind. Thanks for all the wonderful resources。 ^-^

  4. Rebecca's Gravatar Rebecca
    07/08/2014 - 7:29 pm | Permalink

    This is the most useful website I found. Thanks for the editors. It’s so helpful for me to take the NAATI exam.

  5. Patrick's Gravatar Patrick
    30/10/2015 - 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much! Wish I had found your site much earlier. The dialog and mp3 are really great.
    If you would like to improve further I suggest including pin yin as well 🙂

  6. Alex's Gravatar Alex
    01/03/2016 - 5:24 am | Permalink

    This is an excellent blog! Such a big help. I’m currently studying an MA in Chinese/English Translation & Interpreting, and this has provided me with a lot of extracurricular practice. Thank you so much!

  7. Su's Gravatar Su
    03/01/2017 - 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Carl. I’m striving to be my best in both language using contexts

  8. aziz's Gravatar aziz
    10/09/2017 - 12:45 pm | Permalink

    I am wondering if anyone has sample questions and answers for Natti interpreter or para interpreter. I searched the net but could not find sample question.
    Thanks a lot

  9. Shaugn's Gravatar Shaugn
    10/10/2017 - 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Hi, where would a get a book/blog/pdf of literal mandarin to english common sentence translations. I’m finding it difficult to learn mandarin given that I want to learn what the particular pictograph is in directly in english (not the translated meaning)(a one to one meaning. I’ll work on the English near equivalent afterward

  10. Gab's Gravatar Gab
    21/10/2018 - 10:29 pm | Permalink

    If only I could find a blog like this one in Portuguese

  11. Tilda's Gravatar Tilda
    11/03/2019 - 2:13 pm | Permalink

    I practised interpreting using your materials and passed the NAATI level 3 accreditation test last summer. I just want to say thank you for providing all these materials and sort them in such a careful way. Truly helpful!

  12. Olivia's Gravatar Olivia
    17/04/2019 - 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for making this website. It is a fantastic resource and it has been helping me through my Master’s Degree in Chinese translation. Thanks again!

  13. Paula's Gravatar Paula
    12/06/2019 - 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Hi Carl,

    Your dialogues are excellent. I would like to ask for your permission to translate it into Portuguese and make it available on Youtube. Could I? So we can spread this information and help even more people.
    Thanks again.

  14. JP's Gravatar JP
    29/06/2019 - 8:58 pm | Permalink

    well done bro, helped me a lot

  15. Dien's Gravatar Dien
    23/08/2019 - 8:04 am | Permalink

    Hi Carl,

    Thank you very much for your valuable interpreting materials. I am doing an interpreting course at the RMIT (Vietnamese/English) and I find your website is such a treasure trove, lots and lots of valuable information. Really appreciate your effort and sharing the material to all of us.

  16. Ross's Gravatar Ross
    02/09/2019 - 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Thank you very much Carl. Helped me a lot with the exam,and God willing I passed 😊

  17. 07/10/2019 - 8:08 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for this treasure trove of disparate gold nuggets on different topics.

    2 questions I hope you can answer for me.
    1) on my first trip to China in 1982 I bought a little blue book Title was something like “漢英/英漢翻譯指南” and was not a dictionary but an indexed list of sentence construction formats and how to translate them from Chinese ==>English and English==>Chinese. Unfortunately, I lost the book long ago and have not been able to find it again in book stores. Can you recommend a book similar to this is format and content?
    2) Besides the admirable list of Chinese idioms for which you have = English idioms, I am looking for any other similar list and one that has English idioms and Chinese equivalents; like ‘the buck stops here’ or ‘in for a penny, in for a pound’.

    Great blog, thanks for sharing.

  18. Angela's Gravatar Angela
    21/10/2019 - 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Dear mr Carl gene
    Thank you so much for providing a lot of English n Chinese dialogues For preparation for the NAATI Professional Interpreter Exam. It’s my dream to get the naati level three interpreter certification. U have helped me to get closer to my dream. U r amazing that English is your first language yet u r able to write and speak Chinese. Your website is wonderful for learning English n Chinese! Thank u for your help. Cheers

    • Angela's Gravatar Angela
      21/10/2019 - 10:12 pm | Permalink

      I acquainted with your website in 2015 fr my classmate n teacher. Your dialogues were difficult enough for the level three interpreter exam. U r so nice to share these resources with the public. I have improved because of u n good luck to your endeavours.

  19. Professional Association of Mississippi Interpreters and Translators's Gravatar Professional Association of Mississippi Interpreters and Translators
    03/11/2021 - 2:25 am | Permalink

    My name is Xuan Tran from Professional Association of Mississippi Interpreters and Translators. We are doing a practice session with interpreters and translators that will be attending our conference. We wanted to know if we could use your dialogues. PAMIT will make sure we cite this as well as give credit.

  20. Yvonne's Gravatar Yvonne
    22/11/2022 - 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Hi Carl, thank you creating such helpful and informative practices. As you mentioned above that there are NAATI official sample tests for purchase. Could you please paste a link? I don’t seem to find it on their website or learn NAATI. Many thanks.

Leave a Reply to Suye Cancel reply